11 Thursday / October 11, 2018

Team First Book of Monroe Couty’s Breakfast for Books

07:30 am to 09:00 am on Oct 18
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, 2120 N. Fee Lane

Find out how you can provide free, high quality books for low-income children in Monroe County. Have breakfast on us and learn about the mission of Team First Book.


11 Thursday / October 11, 2018

Nonprofit Board Certificate Seminar

01:00 pm to 05:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers

Serving on a nonprofit organization’s volunteer board of directors can be one of the great pleasures of your life or a study in frustration. If you and the organization are not well matched, or you have different expectations regarding your role, you may be bewildered at best and discouraged at worst. When you’re well matched, serving on a board can be immensely rewarding, both personally and professionally.

Who Should Attend?
Those thinking about seeking a board position and those new to their roles as board members, as well as veteran board members interested in gaining new knowledge and/or seeing new perspectives.

-Roles and responsibilities of board membership
-Board dynamics and recruitment
-Board life cycles and how to assess which board is right for you
-How to be an effective board member
-Where to find resources that will help you with board service

Michael Shermis has served, consulted, and trained with local boards for over 22 years. He has extensive experience with governance issues, including board recruitment and development, strategic planning, organizational restructuring, bylaw updates, policy development, fund development, and outcome measurement. His highly interactive training draws from a variety of creative techniques, including story development and case studies.

Visit http://bit.ly/Fall2018BoardSeminar to register

Business / Civic Affairs / Volunteering

11 Thursday / October 11, 2018

Players Pub Spoken Word Series

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Players Pub

Sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
Featuring a staged reading of Ken Russell’s DRACULA plus horror writings by James Dorr and music by Travis Puntarelli
And an open mic as always
$5 cover

DRACULA is a screenplay for a never-made film by the late, notorious Ken Russell, Britain’s cinematic sultan of excess and outrage whose films include TOMMY, ALTERED STATES, LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, and GOTHIC. The script was written in the late 1970s and published in 2009. The film came close to being made only to be abandoned when Universal put its Frank Langella headlined version of DRACULA into production. Russell’s script, however, allegedly formed the impetus Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 version, whose screenwriter James V. Hart was directly involved in the inception of Russell’s interpretation.
Performed by members of the Writers Guild.

JAMES DORR is a short story writer and poet, working primarily in dark fantasy and horror with some forays into science fiction and mystery. His THE TEARS OF ISIS was a 2014 Bram Stoker Award® nominee for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, while other books include STRANGE MISTRESSES: TALES OF WONDER AND ROMANCE, DARKER LOVES: TALES OF MYSTERY AND REGRET, and his all-poetry VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE). The story he’ll be reading tonight is called “River Red,” and appears in THE TEARS OF ISIS . It is set on a far-future dying Earth, populated by various creatures including ghouls–eaters of the dead — and is in the same universe as his latest novel-in-stories, TOMBS: A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH, out from Elder Signs Press.

TRAVIS PUNTARELLI has been living a minstrel’s life, wandering across the United States and Europe, communing and playing music with fellow vagabonds. If you missed his turn as impresario bandleader of Riff Hatskin’s Jazzy Combo at Va Va Va Vaudeville in August, you missed a lot!

Entertainment / Films / Live Music / Speakers / Spoken Word / Theater

11 Thursday / October 11, 2018

Chicago: The longest-running American musical in Broadway history

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
IU Auditorium

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical—the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations—is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history!

CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, accompanied by one show-stopping number after another, including “Cell Block Tango,” “Roxie,” and Mama Morton’s unforgettable “When You’re Good to Mama.” After its success on the stage, the show was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film in 2002. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa, and will make its way to Bloomington this fall!

Whether it’s your first Broadway musical experience or your 10th time seeing the show, CHICAGO always delivers!

Dance / Entertainment / Theater

11 Thursday / October 11, 2018

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts at Player’s Pub

10:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Player's Pub

Modern outlaw country from Denver, CO. Currently on tour promoting their album Shovel Full Of Coal.

Live Music

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